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His Heart for the Trusting, a Western Romance (Book 2) (Texas Hearts) [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Mondello
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Book Description

Contemporary Western Romance

Ever since Mitch Broader set foot in Texas, he dreamed of owning his own ranch. Now that he’s bought a share in the Double T Ranch, he’s one step closer to the dream. Then his past greets him in the form of a baby basket, complete with infant and birth certificate naming him as the father. He can’t change diapers and work toward his dream at the same time.

When Sara Lightfoot, “Miss Hollywood” in Mitch’s eyes, rescues him with her particular knack for handling his precocious son, he hires her on the spot as a temporary nanny. No matter how much Sara’s dark eyes and warm heart make this bachelor think of making their arrangement permanent, she’s made it perfectly clear she has other plans that don’t include him or his dreams.

Sara Lightfoot never thought she’d return to her home on the reservation. Now she plans to reclaim the life she left by going back to the reservation as a Native American storyteller, teaching the Apache children stories of their culture. She didn’t expect Mitch Broader’s sexy smile or job offer as a live-in nanny to derail those plans. After all she’s been through to come home, can she open up her heart once again to love?


Still dancing in circles, Midnight eyed Mitch, seemingly aware of his every move. Mitch turned his back to the mare and played with the bridle, as if ignoring the horse. Finally, Midnight stopped running and with cautious steps, she moved forward, stopping every so often and taking a side step, bobbing her head or giving a neigh, as if calling Mitch to pay attention. Eventually, she stepped up alongside him and gave him a quick nudge with her nose. Then another until she was settled alongside Mitch.

Ever so softly, Mitch stroked her head and neck and front legs with long, easy strokes. He smiled his pleasure.

Without even realizing how he'd done it, the bit was in Midnight's mouth and the bridle was around the mare’s head. Mitch let the reins fall and allowed Midnight to get use to the bit.

Such trust.

“That's amazing,” Sara said quietly.

“Not really,” Mitch said, glancing up at her as he kept his attention on the mare.
She turned to him. Mitch was looking at her, his eyes filled with the same questions she’d seen in the kitchen.

Then he said, “She still could bolt at any time.”

Sara gripped the splintered rail. “But she hasn't. She came to you when she could have easily just kept running in circles.”

“Trust isn't an easy thing for her. She still doesn't know what to think.”

“She let you put the bridle on her. You didn't have to chase her. She came to you.”

“I have to win her trust. And when I have it, I can't abuse it or she'll never give it up again.”

Mitch carefully took the bridle off Midnight and took a few steps away. Midnight followed like a stray dog.

“Does she trust you now? Enough to ride her?”

Mitch shook his head. “We still need a little time together before she'll allow me put a saddle on her. Right now, she's letting me know her boundaries.”

“She let you put a bridle on her as if she didn't even know you were doing it.”

His face was bright with a smile. “Oh, she knew. But she's still making up her mind. She wants to trust me. I can tell. And maybe one day she will.”


He looked up at her again from across the corral. He was incredibly handsome. His dark hair was the color of mica in the fading light, and his eyes had turned from blue to a smoky gray. He stood tall, his weight shifted to one hip as he held the reins of the bridle.

Such strength.

Sara remembered all too well how it had felt earlier to be in Mitch's arms. Her heart still raced with the memory.

“What if she's never ready to trust you?”

Mitch's expression grew serious, pulling her into his gaze. He took a few steps closer, his boots kicking up dust from the ground as he walked. He stopped a good ten feet from where she was standing and said, “I

Editorial Reviews


Reviews for books by Lisa Mondello

"The author has a way of writing a story that allows you to escape momentarily into the romance." Amy's Book World

"I really enjoy this author's style of writing. Her writing is really easy and entertaining to read and has a great flow...I definitely like this author!" Smitten with Reading

"Mondello's latest, a pulse-pounding, pitch-perfect addition to the romantic-suspense genre... Terrific escapist entertainment, as good as anything in Janet Evanovich's oeuvre." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Material Witness, named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012!

"Truly a joy to read." - Susan Mobley
Her Heart for the Asking - 4 STARS Romantic Times

"The Marriage Contract is a very entertaining read." - Sunnye Tiedemann
The Marriage Contract - 4 STARS Romantic Times

"Cradle of Secrets, a story shrouded in mystery, darkness and confusion, is quite difficult to resist...captivating, and often quite emotional." - Robin Taylor
Cradle of Secrets - 4 STARS Romantic Times

"Lisa Mondello's Her Only Protector is an extremely stimulating romance and suspense story." - Robin Taylor
Her Only Protector - 4.5 STARS Romantic Times

"Mondello's action-packed story has a nice developing romance." - Susan Mobley
Yuletide Protector - 4 STARS Romantic Times

From the Author

Dear Reader,

His Heart for the Trusting was the second book I wrote for the Texas Hearts series I originally wrote for Avalon Books. I'm happy to say that not only have the first three books in that series been digitized, but soon the 4th book, Gypsy Hearts, will be available as an ebook. I've heard from so many readers about how much they love the Texas Hearts heroes and their lady loves that I've decided to continue my Texas Hearts series. Keep an eye out for the 5th book, Leaving Liberty, coming soon.

All my best, Lisa Mondello

Books by Lisa Mondello

Her Heart for the Asking
His Heart for the Trusting
The More I See
Gypsy Hearts
Leaving Liberty (Coming in 2013)

All I Want for Christmas is You
The Marriage Contract
The Knight and Maggie's Baby
The Knight and the Cowgirl (Coming in 2013)

HEROES OF PROVIDENCE Romantic Suspense Series
Material Witness                                         
Safe Haven (Coming in 2013)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great characters - gripping love story. August 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
My thoughts:
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read and review this book. I truly enjoyed the first book in the series and was expecting the same of this one. I was NOT disappointed.

It was exciting to revisit the main characters from the first book as secondaries in this book, but pleasantly surprised that I liked Mitch and Sara as much as I liked Mandy and Beau in Her Heart for the Asking. Lisa Mondello is wonderfully skilled in creating the kind of characters that a reader can really believe and invest in. I loved how Sara's fierce loyalty and determination comes out and how Mitch virtually blooms into the kind of father every child should have.

The romance is sweet and steamy - I know that sounds wrong, but it's true.

With each Lisa Mondello book I read, I like her style, stories and characters more and more. This was the second book of hers that I read, but plan to read more. I am currently reading the next book in this series, The More I see.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His Heart for the Asking June 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the fifth book by Ms. Mondello books i've read so far. It would also probably be my second favorite. Here r the others ive read (in order of favorites) :
1) The Marrage Contract
2) This!! :)
3) Nothing But Trouble
4) Her Heart for the Asking (Book 1)
5) All I Want for Christmas is You
If u liked this book, u'll love those too! :D
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars his heart for the trusting December 20, 2013
By jd
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Single guy has mother dump his child on him while she splits. He has no idea how to care for a baby and is unsure the baby is his. However he has a job to do and can't get it done if he has to babysit. Someone comes into his life that offers him a solution.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great romance. September 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This was the second book in the series "Texas Hearts" and it was a great read. When Sara Lightfoot, finally gets the courage to divorce the man that she married and left her childhood home for, a man that verbally abused her, she wants nothing more than to move back to the reservation and teach the children the Apache ways. She never expects to end up being a live-nanny for Mitch Broader, who never expected that he would be needing a nanny. His ex-wife just left his son at the ranch for him to raise, a son he did not know that he had. Mitch, is a cowboy who is not afraid of hard work, but is afraid of this tiny baby. Sara helps him learn how to take care of the infant. They both quickly fall in love with the tiny bundle, but can Mitch make Sara see, that her life can be whole on the ranch with him and baby Jonathan. When the ex comes back and wants the baby, at first Sara feels sorry for her, but finally realizes that she has to stand up for the man and the baby that she has come to love. A great romance story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So good! May 8, 2012
By Gina L.
Format:Kindle Edition
Great steamy romance novel that has a lot of heart and a lot of action behind closed doors. Definitely a good summer beach read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me, but I do enjoy this author... July 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
My Review:

I'll admit right up front that I didn't enjoy this book, but in no way is that a reflection on the writing skill of this author. The writing in this is just fine. In fact, I really enjoy this author's style of writing. Her writing is really easy and entertaining to read and has a great flow. For me, this was a personal issue with the actual story line. So if the story description appeals to you, then you need to ignore my review entirely and stop reading it right now! ;o)

In this book, Sara is desperate to return to the reservation after losing sight of what's important in her life. While I can understand a need to get back to family in those circumstances, she saw the reservation as her salvation/safe place, not her family...which to me, just didn't ring true. Along the way, she gets sidelined by Mitch who's just discovered he's a father when Lilian (the child's mother) abandons her baby at the ranch. Mitch finds himself desperate for a nanny and convinces Sara to help. I liked this aspect of the story especially the poignant moments between the three of them (Mitch, Sara, and the baby). What I had an issue with is Sara's trust of Lillian. She gives her the full benefit of the doubt rather than believing the guy she knows and loves, Mitch. Again, this just didn't read right to me.

Overall this book was just one that I didn't enjoy. The story was a familiar one, but the twists the author gave to it didn't work for me as a reader. BTW, I've already read book #3 in this series and will put that review up tomorrow and I LOVED that one!! I definitely like this author!

I received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His heart for the trusting March 7, 2014
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Book one and two of this series, Texas Hearts were just outstanding!! The books kept me going, there was no boring parts. They were about true friendship .The gradual steps of a relationship. Friendship, trials , trust, emotion, headache and finally true love. A real life story!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT December 2, 2013
By Suzi
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I love a good love story/ mystery and I love books that are a series of books - it allows the reader to better get to know the characters in the book - it is almost like a tv series
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I would HIGHLY recommend this book
WOW what a story this is. I could not put this book down. I cant not wait to read the next book in this series, I am on my way to buy the whole series. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Rita D
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is a clean love story, nice to read.
Published 12 days ago by Rika Koen
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
I really enjoyed book two of Texas Heart series! It was an easy read and I'm ready for book three!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice read
Great love story, I like the series very much! Wholesome read! Please have the survey require less works as it takes too long. Thanks
Published 2 months ago by karen bell
5.0 out of 5 stars His Heart For The Trusting.
Very good story and not all sex like some writers write.
A story true to ranching at time when it rains real hard.
Published 3 months ago by Jerri Jeffres
4.0 out of 5 stars Good bit of escapism....
especially if you like strong, handsome cowboys! After reading and liking the first book of the series, I decided to try the second book and it didn't disappoint!
Published 3 months ago by Lee Ann Wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
This series is great.I can't seem to put them down once I start reading them.I read this one in a day couldn't put it down good thing I was off today.loved it great reads
Published 4 months ago by deb
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
This book was so touching and sweet. I enjoyed the story of love and romance. Anytime there is a sexy cowboy and pretty lady it has to be good. Very relaxing and easy reading.
Published 5 months ago by mom26
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice easy yet entertaining read.
Though in general it was a predictable read it still wasn't boring. I enjoyed the book and have always been a sucker for a happy ending and this book did not disappoint. .
Published 5 months ago by Arlene at Jackson, MI
5.0 out of 5 stars His heart for the trusting.
Awesome heart touching story. A MUST read story line. I have recommended this book to all my friends and family
Published 5 months ago by great game.
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More About the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You won Best First Book in the Golden Quill. Her books have finaled in the HOLT Medallion, and the Colorado Award of Excellence contests. In 2011 she re-released her award winning book All I Want for Christmas is You along with a re-issue of her romantic comedy, The Marriage Contract, with a new contemporary romance called The Knight and Maggie's Baby. In 2012 she reissued the first 3 books of her popular Western Romance Series TEXAS HEARTS including Her Heart for the Asking, His Heart for the Trusting and The More I See. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at

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